Sweet Pepper Soup with Herbed Buttermilk Drizzle

Author: Canadian Living

In late summer, when colourful sweet peppers and tomatoes are abundant and ripe, this flavourful, tangy soup is a most delicious way to use them. Pureing and straining the soup guarantees the smoothest texture.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2002

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 sweet red peppers chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 1/3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 1/3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Herbed Buttermilk Drizzle:
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion

Method

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onions and garlic, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add red peppers, paprika, thyme, salt and cayenne; cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes, stock and sugar; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until very tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Let cool for 10 minutes.

In blender or food processor, pure soup until smooth. Strain through fine sieve into bowl; refrigerate until cold. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Herbed Buttermilk Drizzle: In small bowl, stir together buttermilk, coriander and chives. Ladle soup into bowls; drizzle with buttermilk mixture.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 544 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 115.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 40.0
  • Vitamin C 202.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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